"Hilikus" as written by Gavin Koppel, Brandon Charles Boyd, Michael Aaron Einziger, Alex Katunich and Jose Anthony Pasillas Ii....
About a hundred years ago now,
Thought I was left for dead.
Soliloquy, she was my
A picture, a wake,
My metaphoric friend.

So then I fell in love with an irony named life,
It taught me this from that and
A picture, a wake, you're gonna be Hilikus.

History has a tendency
To block yout the popular beliefs
About the leaders of the time,
So glisten with my syllables and
Ponder the thought,
Maybe they should have
Had to dedicate more to it, go!
You've got to be,
So good to be,
You've got to be Hilikus!

So I took a walk out side
With my new found friend and the knowledge imbibe.
I figured I'd find another
With the same attitude,
Yes, then maybe I could talk
To someone other than myself!

The doors are swinging wide open,
A positive attitude and the ilk in my pocket
Had a lot to do with my new found friend,
The Hilikus.

History has a tendency
To block out the popular beliefs
About the leaders of the time,
So glisten with my syllables and
Ponder the thought,
Maybe they should have had to dedicate more to it, go!

You've got to be,
So good to be,
You've got to be
Hilikus


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"Hilikus" as written by Brandon Boyd Alex Katunich

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  • +1
    General Comment"High like us"; makes a lot of sense, unlike this song. Bring back the Incubus of old and all will be forgiven. Those dreads were fantastic.
    Harry Manbackon July 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor a long time, I was a straightedge. And during that time, I had no idea what the hell a hilikus was. And there then came a time in which I rocked the ganja for the very first time.
    After my third hit, I looked at my friend and gasped...
    "Oh my god."
    "what?..."
    "Hilikus... high-like-us...!... HOLY FUCKING SHIT."

    The rest is history.
    Outside Ironyon May 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalthough this took me FOREVER to figure out, it's right under your nose...

    with the numerous drug references in "fungus amongus", hilikus means simply HIGH LIKE US... yeah i know, it takes a long time because you most likely think its something totally amazing, but its not, its drugs. the musicality is AMAZING but christ, drugs fuck up the mind.

    now, if you never knew it was all a drug reference, read the lyrics again. it'll haunt you.
    Jondude11on April 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit took you "FOREVER" to figure that out?..........hmmmm sounds like you've hit the herb a couple too many times.......
    anyway i love this song, its so cute. FUNGUS ROCKS!!
    missblisson May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah for some reason it never clicked, seriously. lol
    Jondude11on May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrandon was told that in a past life he was a cowboy in the 1800s and was arrested for some reason or another!
    Harry Manbackon June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe bass line in this song is fucking thumping. i love it. man, it makes me just a little wet.
    wheelson July 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGotta go with wheels on this one. The bass lines makes me crrraaaazzyy.
    *Crescent Fresh*on July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is quite possibly the best incubus song ever, its so great to jump around to
    Screw0nHeadon August 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Enjoy Incubus verison is far better than the Fungus Amongus one, but then I'd kill 2 b able 2 write songs like this.
    Loser Mentalityon September 08, 2002   Link

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